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No. 6 


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No. 6 


The papers are so full of China these days, and 
the reports are so varied, that it is interesting to 
hear an account of the conditions there from one 
who has had personal experience. Miss Kendall 
stated that although she saw nothing of the present 
upheaval, she was, nevertheless, able to give, to a 
certain extent, the background of the conditions 
now existing. Further, Miss Kendall added that 
she spent very little time in the better known parts 
of China. Her object was to get away from foreign 
influences and railways. She was anxious to see 
West China and to go northwest into Mongolia; 
into West China for the sake of traveling up the 
Yang-tse-kiang River; and into Mongolia for the 
sake of observing the seminomadic population. 

Miss Kendall started on her journey early in 
March. She found the government, contrary to 
newspaper reports, ready to do all it could to ac- 
commodate her, and the Chinese local administra- 
tion very efficient. The authorities in all the 
places which she visited had been notified of her 
coming in advance, and were prepared to help her. 
She traveled on horseback, in a traveler's chair, or 
on foot, and in Mongolia in an American buggy as 
well. In West China she spent the night in inns. 
As a rule, she saw no high-class Chinese and almost 
no foreigners, but spent the time among the work- 
ing people in their daily life. 

From this trip Miss Kendall drew a number of 
general conclusions in regard to the country and its 
people. The map, she said, gives no idea of the size 
of China; everything is on a tremendous scale. Its 
resources seem almost inexhaustible. Though its 
minerals have been but slightly explored, it is be- 
lieved that they exist in great quantities. The 
agricultural products are remarkable for quantity 
and variety; the variety due, in a large part, no 
doubt, to the great range of temperature which ex- 
ists; they have the palm and .the pine, rice and 

The people are extraordinarily powerful and in- 
dustrious, working vigorously, cheerfully and in- 
telligently. In their organization, which is highly 
developed, and in their reasonableness lies the 
power of China. When the country comes to her 
own she will impress herself on the world as no 
people has ever done. As yet she is not aggressive, 
but peace loving. The Chinese do not regard war 
as laudable, but think of it as a necessary evil at 
times. They are not cowards, but are frank to ad- 

mit fear, and do not regard fear as disgraceful. 
When it is necessary to be brave, however, they are 
never lacking in courage. 

The Chinese are now inclined to be friendly in 
their attitude toward outsiders, but they are, 
nevertheless, unwilling to part with all of their old 
traditions and customs, though they do not object 
to learning certain new ones. 


It is proposed to establish in the Library a pleas- 
ure reading shelf of books which shall be frankly 
for rest and recreation. The librarians have, with 
large-sightedness, recognized this legitimate need, 
on the part of the community, of entertaining books. 
Fortunately nowadays, a book to be entertaining 
need not be cheaply trivial. On this shelf will be 
gathered, so far as the Library possesses them, 
books which combine real merit with humor and 
charm and interest, — recent novels, short stories, 
essays, informal narratives, and plays, to suit as 
many different tastes as possible. The old circu- 
lating library, started by the Class of 1900, has been 
transferred from the bookcase in the third floor 
center of College Hall to the Library. The libra- 
rians have expressed their wish for the co-operation 
of all in suggesting books for the shelf. When you 
want "something to read" over the week-end, con- 
sult the pleasure-reading list at the main desk in the 


The subject of Miss Kendrick's lecture, Friday 
evening, in College Hall Chapel, was: "Galilee, the 
Background of Jesus' Life." The country is small, 
only sixty by thirty miles in extent; therefore it is 
possible to know in a comparatively short time the 
essential character of the territory from the Samari- 
tan Mountains and the Plain of Esdraelon in the 
south, the country round about Nazareth and Mt. 
Tabor, to the Mt. Hermon Range of the north and 
the central region of the Sea of Galilee. Miss 
Kendrick presented on the screen a series of stere- 
opticon views gathered in her own travels in Pales- 
tine, showing the country of to-day, from which it 
is possible to construct in imagination the Galilee 
of Jesus' time. 

The scenes began, appropriately, with Nazareth, 
one of the few Syrian cities of large Christian popu- 
lation. Here the ancient village fountain and the 
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The witchery of Hallowe'en summoned to the 
Hill all the happy sprites that have gladdened that 
merry festival for many a year. And with them 
came minstrel troops, gay dancers, and a figure or 
t vo besides, quite new to this feast of All Saints' 

"Pretty Alice Brown," that devout village maid 
of direful deed, bride of the "lieutenant /obber of 
the band," appeared at Wood in shadow panto- 
mime. But the tragic gloom of this dark ballad 
swiftly vanished in the rollicking good time of an 
old-fashioned Hallowe'en frolic, where the mystic 
art of the diviner and many a game and antic made 
fun and laughter for all. Prophecies of future good 
fortune and the present consciousness of a very 
merry time sent the guests away with hearty good 

A clever minstrel troop found its way to Wilder, 
where Helen Richardson, as interlocutor, fffld her 
four end men, Margaret Hewey, Amanda Breke, 
Margaret Buckley and Emily Walker, created much 
mirth and gaiety. A "Zobo" Band furnished good 
strumming music that gave the impulse to dance. 
With laughter and dancing and the inevitable cider 
and doughnuts, the evening came to an end. 

At Norumbega the frolic came first — apple- 
bobbing and all the old Hallowe'en stunts. After- 
ward two clever moving-picture pantomimes, by 
the Sophomores, filled the major part of the even- 
ing: the first entitled the "Course of True Love;" 
the second in three parts, (i) "The Day before 
Math. Exam.," (2) "The Day of Math. Exam.," 
(3) "The Day after Math. Exam." The inter- 
missions were enlivened by the musical executions 
of a highly-proficient band of trained seals. 

A high-class vaudeville and variety show made 
merry on Freeman's stage. Lydia Brown, with her 
two end men, Dorothy Stiles and Mitties Butter- 
field, led the fun in a highly amusing minstrel show. 
A cock-fight and a dramatic personation and 
chorus of the " Yama, Yama Man" followed on the 
program. An enthusiastic welcome was accorded 
Miss Beatrice Hereford in the person of Olga 
Halsey. Here, too, "Pretty Alice Brown" ap- 
peared in different guise, presented in respective 
recitation and gesture by Charlotte Conover and 
Linda Henley. Tottie Twinkletoes and her chorus 
closed the performance with a high vaudeville 
flourish. Doughnuts, cider, nuts to crack, marsh- 
mallows to toast and a terrifying old witch, versed 
in the art of the fortune-teller, gave to the rest of 
ening a true Hallowe'en atmosphere, 
righl merry evening it was, and a jolly good 
time all around! 


Any writer of "How College Girls Make Merry" 
could have obtained many new ideas for his (or 
her) article, had he (or she) been invited to the Col- 
lege Hall Circus the night before Hallowe'en. 

By seven-thirty the Freshman guests, together 
with many members of the Faculty and the Re- 
ception Committee from College Hall, had assem- 
bled in the big dining-room. All the tables had 
been removed to make seats for onlookers, and a 
platform for the band. Soon the procession, 
headed by the band, in white suits, with red 
shoulder bands and neckties, and high red fools' 
caps, started. And a motley throng there was — 
"some in rags, some in tags, some in velvet gowns," 
(Continued on page 5) 


Editor-in-Chief, Muriel Bacheler, 191 2 

Associate Editor, Cathrene H. Peebles, 1912 

Literary Editors. 

Margaret Law, 1912 Marjorie Sherman, 1912 

Helen Logan, 1913 Sarah Parker, 1913 


Carol Prentice, 1913 Kathlene Burnett, 1913 

Business Manager, Frances Gray, 1912 

Associate Business Manager, Josephine Guion, 1913 

Assistant Business Manager, Ellen Howard, 1914 

Subscription Editor, Dorothy Blodgett, 1912 

Alumna Editor, Bertha March, 1895 

Advertising Business Manager, Bertha M. Beckford, 

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All literary contributions may be sent to Miss Muriel Bach- 
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All Alumnae News should be sent to Miss Bertha March, 
394 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Mass. 

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Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

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Be a Sport! 
A slangy motto lived up to is better than a high- 
sounding one so far up in the clouds that we soothe 
our pricking consciences by saying to ours! 
"Well, we're only poor weak mortals, after, all," or 
"We aren't expected to live up to our ideals — hav- 
ing them is enough." But say to yourself when 
you are, perhaps, beaten on Field Day, "Oh, be a 
sport, and watch your glum mouth go up at the 
corners, your eyes brighten, and your chest expand." 
Pride has been denounced so often and so sweeping- 
ly that it is hard to realize that there is a right kind 
of pride, the kind that bolsters up a limp back and 
makes us summon up a smile in the face of the little 
bothers to which it is so easy to give way. "Class 



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meeting? Heavens, I've had three classes this 
morning and two this afternoon, and I am simply 
dead." "Oh, come on, be a sport!" And you'll 
go every time. 

Girls are just beginning to learn to "be sports." 
They have left that glory to the masculine sex so 
long that they feel as if they are positively cribbing 
when they begin to learn how to be sports. But 
the spirit is very contagious, and one sport, happily, 
will infect a whole community. So come on, let's 
be sports. 


Did it ever occur to you that we haven't enough 
curiosity? How all the funny (?) men who make the 
jokes about feminine weakness along those lines 
would laugh at the idea! Just the same, it is true, 
though you may not be inclined to agree. I don't 
mean the kind of curiosity that makes us fume 
feverishly when someone has heard something 
about us that she refuses to divulge. Of such cu- 
riosity we have plenty! But we lack curiosity about 
the facts of history, geography and science which 
a few minutes of extra application to books or 
even speculation would give us. We lack that 
fundamental elemental curiosity — the basis of in- 
vestigation — the starting-point for all the great in- 
ventions and discoveries of past ages. We are too 
ready to absorb and imbibe what is told us with a 
sort of helpless perfunctoriness, not destined to 
make us very wide-awake or alert, to say nothing of 

For example, how many times, in courses in 
which we are, or ought to be interested, outside 
book's are suggested as helpful and instructive for a 
wider outlook and a broader view of the subject? 
And how many times have we resolved to read them 
at some future date, — only to forget promptly our 
good intentions! How often in classes, is mention 
made of some place, usually of vital current inter- 
est, with which we are not familiar. Again we re- 
solve to look it up — and again some absorbing 
passion, such as tea at South Natick, driving, a 
geology trip, or even studying for classes makes us 
forget our resolve. 

Worse than that, some of us don't ever have good 
intentions. We scowl at the mention of extra work 
and "wonder where we'd be if we attempted such as 
it, in addition to regular preparation for classes." 
It only remains for some far-seeing, clear-headed 


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soul, such as the writer does not pretend to imper- 
sonate, to point out that we would be a good deal 
farther along the thorny path to learning. 
Class Spirit. 

Again the ever-present Bromide advances some 
world-old sentiments on the subject of class spirit! 
But when you come to think of it, even a Bromide's 
efforts to appreciate the hard work behind an event 
such as Field Day, deserve attention. Doubtless, 
as you stood there on the West Playground last 
Monday, watching the sports, hoping feverishly 
and cheering madly for your class's victory, you 
felt yourself just burn with class spirit, and fancied 
you were just brimful of it. Maybe you were, but 
just think of the class spirit of the strong, unswerv- 
ing, dogged kind it takes for the members of the 
teams to play, — not on Field Day where there is 
glory and to spare — but three times a week for six 
weeks, to say nothing of keeping in training, which 
isn't such a joke as outsiders fancy. 

And consider the class spirit of the girls who have 
come to call-outs (voluntary ones as well as regu- 
lar), and who have kept training for three weeks 
after the teams were picked, and they knew their 
chance of making them was gone. It isn't easy to 
keep up enthusiasm in a losing or, rather, a lost 
game. It isn't easy to see the coveted numerals on 
people who have gotten them. — not by working any 
harder than yourself, but by sheer inborn ability. 
All the more honor to the girls, who, despite the 
realization of these things, have kept on doing their 
best in order to help the rest of the class. 

That's class spirit — not the shrieking, shouting, 
singing, rah - rah, here - to - day - and - gone - to - 
morrow kind, which is all right in its way — but the 

deep, steady, strong persevering spirit that is 
bound to achieve the greatest sportsmanlike good 
that can be gained. 


On Hallowe'en, the Stone Hall girls entertained 
Freshmen from 6 and 14 Abbott street, 8 Belair 
avenue, Weston road and Walden street. The 
committee for entertainment' was as follows: Mar- 
garet Griffin, Chairman; Carolyn Nash, Irene 
Kriebel and Gladys Reese. The hostesses gave a 
short play, written by Christine Curtis, in which 
were introduced the ghosts of former Stone Hall 
girls, who discussed the present occupants of this 
dormitory from the view-point of the past. 

On Hallowe'en the Freshmen from 17 Cottage, 
6 Cross and 1 1 Waban street were entertained at 
Fiske. The Fiske committee consisted of Marjorie 
Sherman, Chairman; Valrosa Vail and Gladys Gor- 
man. The guests were met at the door and con- 
ducted to dressing 100ms by terrifying ghosts, who 
led them through rooms lighted only by Jack-o'« 
lanterns. The formal entertainment of the evening 
consisted of moving pictures, the first of which, en- 
titled "Coronation Pictures," strongly and unmis- 
takably reminded one of Inauguration at Wellesley. 
Other pictures included the most important events 
of a college girl's career, and bore the inclusive title 
of "Why Girls Leave Home." Fiske's orchestra and 
Fiske's copyrighted song, "Old Man Noah," con- 
cluded the programme. Subsequently the guests 
were either engaged with refreshments or the for- 
tune-telling witch in an up-stairs room. 


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everyone looking either her worst or her best. 
Among those present in one or the other condition 
were, Puldua, the thousand-dollar beauty, the 
Siamese Twins, the Fat Lady, a Convict, a Skele- 
ton, an Italian with hand-organ and monkey, the 
Snake Charmer, the Fortune-teller, clowns, and 
those with special events on the program. 

Ruth Collins made a good ringmaster, winning 
the sympathetic attention of all residents in Col- 
lege Hall with her remarks on the east-end elevator 
and the ice-cream freezer. Introduced by her, 
there followed a most original program, including 
events such as any modern circus of the every-day 
bill-board type might seek long without obtaining. 

Lovely brown seals, "the incarnations of our 
winter pony coats," went through their ungraceful 
but intelligent antics to the amusement and edifi- 
cation of all. Following this came a graceful (?) 
and attractive (?) dance by the gnomes; an act by 
three renowned Japanese tumblers, and a graceful 
little dance wherein the "Red Widow" — procured 
at great expense from the company of that name — 
charmed everyone. Next came an emotional *&nd 
blood-curdling tragedy called "The Revenge," 
working up the feelings of the audience to such a 
pitch that the trained elephant, in his awkward and 
intelligent tricks, was quite a relief. Then, in rapid 
succession, came a colored quartette, which sang 
some really charming songs of "the leisured class," 
a daring bareback act, a clown act, a short but 
lovely dagger dance, a thrilling high-dive stunt, and 
a grand finale in the chariot race for the 1.03 train. 

Apples, doughnuts, cider and dancing relieved 
the audience's feelings then, and everyone returned 
home, voting the circus one grand success. 

The committee, to whose hard work the affair 
was due, are Lauretta Thomas, Chairman; Artus 
James, Marguerite Baker, Elizabeth Hart and 
Nell Zuckermann. 


Although we could not celebrate on the actual 
night of Hallowe'en, the grinning Jack-o'-lanterns, 
dangling apples and decorative autumn leaves 

made the illusion perfect. Two of the houses had 
the regular Hallowe'en tricks. Pomeroy, which 
entertained Noanett, frightened the poor Freshmen 
as badly as they could by a Chamber of Horrors 
situated in the cellar. Good fortunes were told 
after this to cheer them up, and a lively dance 
ended the evening. Shafer did the other duties of 
Hallowe'en. Booths were fitted up in the rooms on 
the first floor, where witches held office hours, and 
fortune-tellers plied their trade, and tricks were 
played on the guests. Cazenove and Beebe were 
not quite so true to tradition, but gave most amus- 
ing entertainments, and carried out the spirit of 
the evening in their refreshments. Cazenove's 
performance was a minstrel show, containing many 
hits on events of the past month — among them a 
Freshman serenade. Beebe's was a vaudeville 
show, opened by a welcoming solo and chorus, and 
containing other choruses, monologues, and a pan- 
tomime, "Cinderella." Altogether, the Freshmen 
said they had a good time, and we certainly hope 
they did! 


There will be an important meeting of the Athletic 
Association, November 15, at 8.00 P.M., in College 
Hall Chapel. 

(Signed) Martha Charles, 

President of W. C. A. A. 


A small gold watch, with P. M. on the inside 
cover, and a gold chain, somewhere between Norum- 
bega, the Shakespeare House and Fiske. Will the 
finder please notify Miss Grace Kilborne, the 
Christian Association office, and receive a suitable 


To those who have known it in days past, it is 
clearly evident that the News had had, so to speak, 
a revolution within itself, and is endeavoring now to 
establish new standards of living. Like most other 
things in a similar predicament, it needs encourage- 
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is experiencing an almost alarming amount of self- 
satisfaction, and no doubt for this very reason feels 
that it needs the hand of the mentor. 

So if you have anything to say, for or against ex- 
isting conditions, say it at once and to the responsi- 
ble people. Do you or do you not like the new 
cover? Do you or do you not like the new form? 
Would you rather pay a dollar and a half for the 
News and its Magazine Number together, or do 
you prefer to have the two separate, at one dollar 
each, and be free to choose whether you shall take 
one or both? Then does the News give you the 
material which you think it should? If not, why 
not? And what would you suggest? 

We wish to know all of these things; and now is 
the time to tell us, before the new road has become a 
frequently traveled one. 

BIBLE LECTURE— Continued. 

open spaces of the hills ara assured to us as the boy- 
hood haunts of Jesus. The view over the broad, 
open valleys to the stone faces of the Samaritan 
hills is the same now as then, save that the once 
fertile country is given over to pasture and waste 
land. The regular, grass-covered dome of Mt. 
Tabor rises close by the Nazareth range, crowned 
with the ruins of a crusader's fortress, while south- 
ward, on the plains, lie the squalid ruins of such 
well-known towns as Jezreel and Nain. 

In the north the country is open, with broad 
sweeps of valley between the hill stretches, dom- 
inated by the gleaming whiteness of Mt. Hermon, 
taking form, on nearer approach, as a long, regular, 
unbroken mountain range, too unrelieved by any 
irregularity to present an aspect of real beauty. 
Here rise the head waters of the Jordan, some in 
still, quiet pools, others in rugged, rock-bound cav- 
erns, breaking forth in gushing springs and leaping 

But, after all, the Sea of Galilee, a heart-shaped 
lake, set deep in the rocky strata of the land, is the 
center, not only of the country itself, but of the 
ministry of Jesus. The lake, now so quiet, was then 


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alive with scores of fishing boats, bustling with the 
industry of the Galilean fisherfolk. To-day the 
lake is silent in the midst of the beauty of its steep, 
grass-grown hills, descending abruptly to the water- 
front, save here and there, where a narrow plain 
intervenes. Of all the cities that in New Testament 
times encircled that lake, Tiberius alone remains. 
One may, however, still follow the shore-line, as 
Miss Kendrick's hearers did upon the screen, visit 
the probable scene of the feeding of the fijde thou- 
sand near Bethsaida, feel that Jesus Himself fol- 
lowed the selfsame path, glimpse the ruins of old- 
time villages, gaze down the winding stream of the 
outlet at the south to the Jordan Valley itself, and 
return, at length, to the northern shore, where Jesus 
found a home. The site of this home, Capernaum, 
is still disputed, but the curve of the shore-line 
which comprehended it, is there, and both Tell 
Ham and Khan Minia can bring to the visitor all 
the associations of the ancient Capernaum. 


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Will exhibit at the WELLESLEY 
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Mackinaw Coats, Blazers, Mannish Waists, 
Negligee Collars, etc. 

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Sunday, November 12, 11.00 A.M., Houghton 
Memorial Chapel, Rt. Rev. James DeWolf 
Perry of Rhode Island. 
7.00 P.M., Vesper service. Special music. 

Monday, November 13, 7.30 P.M., College Hall 
Chapel, lecture by Miss Ethel Arnold on "Ar- 
nold of Rugby." 

Wednesday, November 15, 7.30 P.M., College Hall 
CHkpel, meeting of Consumers' League as 
Christian Association meeting. Speaker, Mrs. 
Frank W. Hallowell. 


D. C. Heath has just brought out a book by 
Florence Emily Hastings, called "German Words 
and Their Uses." It was written especially for 
Course 30, the course on the Modern German Idiom, 
but it is also being used in other courses of the 
German Department. 


The attention of all students is hereby called to 
the following directions, which are to be observed 
in all cases of illness. 

Particular attention is called to the regulation 
regarding excuses. The blue slips are required, by 
students other than those on probation, only for 
written work or laboratory work. 
Directions to be Followed in Case of Illness. 

All illness must be reported immediately to the 
Head of the House. 

No student may telephone for a physician without 
referring to the Head of the House, or, in her ab- 
sence, directly to Dr. Raymond, by means of the 
office telephone. 

Calls for Dr. Raymond should, whenever possible, 
be telephoned to the hospital before 9.30 A.M. 

As a precautionary measure, students are asked 
not to visit the office of a dentist or of a physician 
without consultation with the Resident Physician. 

Blue excuse slips will be given only when Dr. 
Raymond is notified at the time of the illness. 

Dr. Raymond's office hours are: — 
8 — 8.20 A.M. (Sunday excepted) 
1 — 3 P.M. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and 
Saturday. (Omitting Monday and Thursday). 
9 — 10 A.M. Sunday. 
Hospital Visiting Hours: — 
3 — 5 P.M. daily except Sunday. 
(Signed) Olive Davis. 




"What is this stuff?" asked the girl sitting next 
the head of the table, in a tone of tragic despair and 
resignation. "Why, my dear, don't you remember 
we had rice pudding for lunch, yesterday?" an- 
swered her companion, "toying daintily" with the 
said stuff, which, by the way, was a very good 
croquette With a pang of regret I remembered the 
pudding of the day before. One girl had risen lan- 
guidly from the table, leaving hers untouched; and 
another remarked that she was so tired of messy 
desserts. In the face of all this, the rest of us did not 
seem to have the moral courage to eat ours. Now 
I always did like rice pudding and it grieved me to 
leave my plebeian appetite unsatisfied, — hence this 
free press. 

Of course, it is possible that dishes are served 
which, owing to your peculiar constitution or per- 
sonal prejudices, you cannot bring yourself to eat; 
but surely this does not happen often. It is also 
possible that you are accustomed to having seven- 
course dinners every night at home* but if you make 
disparaging remarks about your food at every meal, 
people will be inclined to doubt it. Then again, 
you may be dieting to reduce flesh. We will all 
agree that in such cases, special allowances are to 
be made for unpleasant dispositions. 

Frances B. Guck, 191 4. 


The presentation of Maeteilinck's Bluebird atjthe 
Schubert Theater is a very interesting one. While 
many prefer to let such an exquisite fantasy appeal 
to the imagination without the aid of footlights, 
there is something to be said in favor of the stage 

The scenic effects are not given with excess of 
detail, but many lights and shadows are thrown on 



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the scenes, which heighten the mysterious effect 
rather than explain it. The quaint characters are 
all well portrayed. The children are real, without 
being commonplace. 

The animals remind one a little of those in Chante- 
cleer. The dog stands for faithfulness throughout, 
in a very touching way, while the cat acts out the 
opposite mentality of treachery and cunning. 

The symbolism of the drama is, of course, im- 
pressive, whether read or seen. If you haven't read 
it, do so, and see it, too, if you can. 1914- 


Strange as it may seem, there is one thing no one, 
under any circumstances, ever learns at Wellesley. 
Perhaps that is the exaggerated statement of a very 
much exasperated person; perhaps it ought to be 
hedged about with modifications and "seeminglies." 
But it is not going to be, for what is the Free Press 
column for if not to surprise people into seeing 
true things through its expression of exaggerated 

This one thing that we never learn is a very im- 
portant thing. There can be no complete efficiency, 
no thorough accomplishing without it. Therefore, 
it seems a pity that we never learn it. It seems a 
pity that no lecture is ever given without several 
late-comers disturbing it; few promises are kept to 
the minute; that few appointments are met with 
absolute punctuality. This is not wholly a case of 
individual spleen. There is a little real respect for 
punctuality in it, a good deal of a real hope that the 
fact of a continual lateness is not as inevitable, nor 
as irremediable as it would appear to be. 

For punctuality signifies exactness of mind, re- 
spect for one's self and for other people, unselfish- 


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ness — all traits which must belong to the thoroughly 
equipped woman. 

Now, having said her say in general terms in 
praise of punctuality, this much exasperated person 
is content to take her own inconvenience, caused 
by other people's dilatoriness, more philisophically, 
and even to make resolves concerning her own future 
greater promptness. If everybody made such re- 
solves — 1 91 2. 

All of us talk more or less vaguely of that great 
Minotaur who stalks these labyrinthine halls — the 
Academic — but different people think of him under 
varying aspects. Some of us flee from him until 
we are breathless, and when finally he is hard upon 
our heels we turn and try to pacify him. We feed 
him with moments snatched from our choicest de- 
lights: from our matinees and parties and from long 
nights which become sleepless. And while the in- 
satiable Minotaur is momentarily satisfied with 
these offerings, we catch our breath again and flee 
once more before him. 

There are others, however, who think of him, 
not as a terrible fire-breathing monster, but as a 
beautiful cobra for the glitter of whose eyes they 
would even endure to be swallowed outright. These 
people lavish upon the Academic whole days and 
sometimes whole nights, neither begrudging the 
gifts they offer nor thinking of them otherwise than 
as benefits received. 

To a third class of people the Academic has ceased 
to be a living animal and has become the haunting 
totem presence of a deified beast, serving as a mem- 
ber of their Lares and Penates. At stated intervals 
they pour out libations — sufficient upon ordinary 
days and somewhat more lavish when the feast days 
come around. In return, the Totem spirit gives 
them happiness and success in their daily under- 
takings and sends them sweet dreams at night. 

There are very few people who regard the Aca- 
demic in the second way I have mentioned. These 
(Continued on page 11) 


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When do Bluebeard's dead wives giggle? 

When do all spooks snicker? 
When do corpses squirm and wriggle? 

On Hallowe'en in Wellesley! 

When do dead men smiling meet you? 

Where are witches pleasant? 
When do friendly wild men greet you? 
On Hallowe'en in Wellesley. 


My auburn hair has turned to grey, 
My jaws refuse to wiggle, 

I can't laugh in the same old way, 
I cannot even giggle. 

Since Hallowe'en — that awful night! 

I've surely come to sorrow; 
I cannot make my hair lie right, 

For it's on end with horror. 

Come, leave your Laws of Fallir 

Those madding particles in Gm k, 
The innards of the cringing crayfish, 

The windings of the Jordan Creek — 
It takes but brains to be a gleaming, 

Glimmering, glinting light in school, 
But, oh, it takes a Fire Celestial 

To be a Bona Fide Fool! 

C. M. C, 1914. 

Now-a-days on Friday mornings, College base- 
ment's quite the place, 
And they do a thriving business there, they say, 
For there is a certain Senior who "presides with 
usual grace" 
At a first-class bootblack parlor down that way. 

As I roamed above a-longing for two nickels to 
On such frivolities as a shoe-shine, 
I suddenly collided with a mournful Freshman 
Who with envy eyed those dusty boots of mine. 

"Oh will you, won't you, won't you please, let me 
change boots with you? 
You see she has already shined my pair/&gA>^ . 
And I promise you I'll bring them back as »o5f\ia 
she gets through." 
We swapped, a happy Freshman plunged down- 

No more I waste my busy hours a-hunting blacking 
No more Shinola boxes do I seek. 
Oh, goodness! but I thank my stars there are such 
things as crushes! 
My boots are brightly polished every week. 

A. M. G., '14, A. P. B., '14. 

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we respect while they are in college and take pride 
in when they go out into the world to proclaim the 
Academic to others. But all of us can choose 
whether the Academic shall be to us a great Mino- 
taur or whether it shall be a friendly protecting 
spirit. 1913- 


The Student Building Fund grows apace, and 
very glad and very enthusiastic we all are. Yet 
outsiders have been heard to ask "Why do you want 
a Student Building?" and upon being answered 
that since we have grown so large and are still grow- 
ing, to remark, "But I shouldn't think you'd want 
to be any larger. I should think that an Endowment 
Fund, so that you could intensify the work of the 
college, eliminate the distracting problems of so 
large a community — in short, be of a wieldable size 
and so capable of true democracy, would be much 
mofyjto the point than an immense building, big 
,£rt^^h for you and those who are coming after you." 
Tnere is sometimes a germ of truth in outsiders' 
opinions of us. What do you say to this? 


The following members of the Class of 1911 have 
accepted teachers' positions for the coming year: 

Helen J. Coffin is to teach English and history in 
the High School at Medway, Massachusetts. 

Harriet D. Coman will be at the High School in 
Long Island, New York. 

Lillian Condit is to be instructor in French, Ger- 
man and Latin at Miss Stiles' School, Nutley, New 



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Dorothy Danforth will teach history, Latin and 
English in the High School at Wilton, New Hamp- 

Edna Firce is to be instructor at Bethany Col- 
lege, Topeka, Kansas. 


Ethel Vale Grant, 1908, to George Emerson 
Cary, Amherst, 1907. 

Frances Spaulding, 191 1, to Harold L. Robinson, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 191 1. 

Gertrude B. White, 1908, to Charles J. McClure 
of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Marion Sinclair Stretton, 1910, to Paul Albert 
Esten, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
1908, of Stoughton, Massachusetts. 

Elizabeth S. Holden, 1905, to C. Dudley Du- 
Bose of Darlington, South Carolina. 

Cora D. Moore, 1910, to Rollin Powers Smith, 
Harvard, 1910, of Schenectady, New York. 


Niles — French. At Wellesley Farms, on 
October 7th, Luna French, 1905, to Harold Niles, 
Dartmouth, 1907. 

Putman — Binney. — At Rooklyn, Connecticut.. 
Dorothy Binney, 1910, to George P. Putman of 
New York. 

House — Fenno. September 11, 191 1, Cornelia 
Fenno, 1910, to Mr. Frederick Herbert House of 
Buffalo, New York. 

Baker — Anderson. In Constantinople, Tur- 
key, on October 9, 191 1, Catherine Roberts Ander- 
son, 1 901, to George Noel Baker. 

Wodtke — Kelley. On October 22, in Charles 
City, Iowa, Mona Laurence Kelley, 191 1, to 
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Rector — Rogers. At Pawtucket, Rhode Is- 
land, October 16, 191 1, Mary L. Rogers, 1898, to 
the Reverend Frank Rector, D.D., pastor of the 
First Baptist Church, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 
At home, 1 Brook Street, Pawtucket. 

Bowditch — Pearmain. At Framingham, Mas- 
sachusetts, September 21, Margaret Pearmain, 
daughter of Alice Upton Pearmain, 1883, to Man- 
fred Bowditch. At home Fridays in January and 
February, at 388 Beacon Street, Boston, Massa- 

Robb — Engel. At Natick, Massachusetts, on 
October 18, 191 1, Florence L. Engel, 1907, to David 
W. Robb, Jr., of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. 
At home, 6 Concord Street, Natick, Massachusetts. 

Dowdall — Marston. At Danvers, Massachu- 
setts, on October 21, 191 1, Charlotte P. Marston, 
1902, to John H. Dowdall. 

Kingman — Chase. On October 24, 191 1, at 
Brockton, Massachusetts, Anna Genevieve Chase, 
1906, to Dr. Harry Woodbridge Kingman of 
Dorchester, Massachusetts. 

Bidwell — Bi)aisdell. In West Newton, Massa- 
chusetts, June 24, 191 1, H. Leslie Blaisdell, 191 1, to 
Howard Francis Bidwell, Amherst, 1901. 

Stevenson — Brown. On June 24, 191 1, at 
Worcester, Massachusetts, Nellie May Brown, 
1898, to John Hamilton Stevenson. 

Dibble — Greene. In Utica, New York, on 
September 19, 191 1, Louise Phillips Greene, 1905, 
to Charles Lemuel Dibble. At home after Novem- 
ber first, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Merrill — Cummings. At Pasadena, California, 
on July 5, 191 1, Helen Mariette Cummings, 1908, 
to Richard Bracket t Merrill. At home after 
August first, at Pasadena, California. 

Spooner — Libbey. In Magnolia, Massachu- 
setts, June 15, 191 1, Frances L. Libbey, 1893, to 
Edwin Victor Spooner. At home after October 
first, at Exeter, New Hampshire. 

Wilson — Brinton. On September 16, 191 1, at 
West Chester, Pennsylvania, Anna Hoopers Brin- 

ton, 1910, and John French Wilson, Harvard Law 
School, 191 1. 

Nerney — Osgood. At North Attleboro, Massa- 
chusetts, June 8, 191 1, Edith E. Osgood, 1909, to 
George E. Nerney of Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

Smith — Croft. On June 21, 191 1, at Warren, 
Pennsylvania, Mildred Croft, 1909, to G. Gifford 
Smith, Amherst, 1910, of Warren, Pennsylvania. 
At home, 100 Fifth Street, Warren, Pennsylvania. 

Pinneo — Quimby. At Belfast, Maine, on August 
23, 191 1, Elizabeth Quimby, 1909, to Charles C. 
Pinneo of Mayagnez, Porto Rico. 

Rowe — Howlett. At West Newton, Massa- 
chusetts, October 31, 191 1. Marion Howlett to Ed- 
win B. Rowe of Newark, Ohio. At home in New- 
ark, Ohio. 

Lee — Gay. At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ger- 
trude Gay, 191 1, to Henry Lee, Amherst, 191 1. 

Lavaguino — Garford. On September 27, 191 1, 
in Elyria, Ohio, Louise Ely Garford, 1907, to 
Emanuele Lavaguino. At home after November 
15, at 218 Beverly Court, Elyria, Ohio. 


On September 13, 191 1, at Madison, Wisconsin, a 
son, William Doolittle, Jr., to Mrs'. Madeleine 
Steele Doolittle, 1904. 

In Lawrence, Kansas, on October 15, 191 1, a 
daughter, Beatrice Justine, to Mrs. Margery 
Bowersock Dalton, 1906. 

On September 4, 191 1, a daughter, Edith Blanch- 
ard, to Mrs. Alice Grover Witherell, 1906. 

In Newton, Massachusetts, October 1, 191 1, a 
son, Dennison, to Mrs. Grace Dennison Bancroft, 


At Dover, New Hampshire, September 4, 191 1, 
a son to Mrs. Gladys Brown Rollins, 1908. 

On August 30, a son, Goldsmith Hall. Jr., to Mrs. 
Cora Butler Conant, 1904. 

At Exeter, New Hampshire, July 23, a son, David 
Dustin, to Mrs. Harriet Stockman Merrill, 1898. 

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In Altadena, California, June 20, 191 1, a daugh- 
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Murfey, 1907. 


At Germantown, Pennsylvania, July 29, 191 1, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Palen, mother of Anna Palen, 1888. 

Suddenly in Providence, Rhode Island, October 
9, 191 1, Mr. Frederick W. Hartwell, father of Mrs. 
Helen Hartwell Swaffield, 1908. 

In Columbus, Ohio, October 17, 191 1, Mrs. 
Charles G. Hammond of Silver Creek, New York, 
mother of Eleanor Hammond Means, 1904. 

In East Orange, New Jersey, October 14, ig 
J. Watson Sims, father of Helen M. Sims, 191 1. 

On August 5, at Bogalusa, Louisiana, Erastus 
Cole Knigjit, Jr.. brother of Gertrude Knight 
Shonk, 1905. 

In Portland, Maine, October 3, the mother of 
Anne Burgess Fobes, 1893. 

At Woburn, Massachusetts, October 16, 191 1, 
Mr. Henry M. Eames, mother of Stella W. Eames, 

In Wellesley, Massachusetts, July 12, 191 1, Rev. 
Charles S. Brooks, father of Josephine D. Brooks, 


In Natick, Massachusetts, February 14, 1911, 
Mrs. Erne Colburn Brown, 1898. 

In Wellesley, Massachusetts, July 20, 191 1, Mrs. 
Mary J. Ferguson, mother of Jeanette M. Fergu- 
son, 1893-1895. 

At West Cornwall, Connecticut, August 28, 191 1, 
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Scoville, mother of Mrs. 
Harriet Scoville Devan, 1883, and Anna Beecher 
Scoville, Sp., 1885-1887. 


Mae Osborne, 1907, to 4349 Greenwood Avenue, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

Mrs. Frederick House (Cornelia Fenno, 1910), to 
843 Potomac Avenue, Buffalo, New York. 

Alice L. Smart to Via dei Bordi 30, Firenze, Italy. 
*Marion W. Cottle to 443 West 21st Street, New 
York City. 

Mrs. Percy Warren Witherell to 84 Prince Street, 
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 

Nellie May Reeder to 26 Jones Street, New York 

Mary N. Edwards, Sp. 1888- 1889, to 94 Worces- 
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Mrs. Alice Sanborn Woodruff, 1903-1904, to 
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Mrs. Sara Emery Gilson, 1898, to Cliff Road, 
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. 

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